Horizon CDT reaches 40 milestone

Horizon CDT reaches 40 milestone

The Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training is delighted to announce that Dimtri Darzentas, of the 2012 cohort, has passed his PhD viva on 30 November 2017.

Dimitri’s success also brought up an important milestone for the CDT, as he was the 40th PhD student within the University of Nottingham-based centre to successfully defend his thesis (with minor corrections), which was entitled  ‘The Lives of Objects: Designing for Meaningful Things’.

His research was carried out within the Mixed Reality Lab in the School of Computer Science under the academic supervision of Professor Steve Benford, Dr Martin Flintham and Dr Michael Brown.

In 2016, Dimitri was successfully awarded a University of Nottingham EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account award to carry out the Mixed Reality Storytelling research project. Now, after completing his PhD, he will also continue to build upon this work via an internally-funded EPSRC-supported Horizon CDT impact grant, where he will focus on developing a content creation, presentation and sharing platform using adaptable Photogrammetry 3D scanning technology that will construct 3D models of physical objects, in order to combine them with Mixed Reality techniques for engaging interaction experiences for the public.

Many congratulations to Dimitri!